The power lines follow the street, down to the mineshaft. Everything revolved around the mine, it seemed.
I like this picture because it shows some of the only unbroken windows at Packard.
Levers and indicators to control and track the path of mine cars moving up and down the mine shaft. Note the mine depth indicators would trace paper… this is because the steel cables stretch out over time, so the line length changes with the years.
Peering through the glass in the Hoist Operator’s cab, stained with graffiti. The cable and reels can be seen through the glass… these are now gone.
When block glass shatters, it looks like ice.
Much of the plant depended on steam, not only for heat but for mechanical power.
Pocket door and light switches in the upper control room, at the top of the spiral staircase.
The steam plant could be vertically traversed with this one-man belt driven elevator.
I don’t think we’re anywhere near maximum pressure anymore.